This Month’s Focus: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
Mutual recognition agreements and other FDA activities for monitoring the US drug product supply chain
This article explains how mutual recognition agreements work and describes other FDA activities for monitoring the US drug product supply chain.
Eye on excipients: Excipient GMP standards
This edition of Eye on Excipients discusses how pharmaceutical companies can use good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards and certification programs to ensure that their excipient suppliers meet and maintain established excipient quality standards.
Back Page: Raising the bar for quality
This article describes three practices that can help companies raise the bar for quality and efficient production.
Show Preview: AAPS PharmSci360
PharmSci360, the annual meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), will take place November 4-7 in Washington, DC. More than 7,000 scientists and other pharmaceutical professionals are expected to attend as well as hundreds of exhibitors, including big and small pharmaceutical manufacturers, CDMOs, and R&D companies.
Blister packaging: Benefits, trends, and innovations
This article discusses the safety, product stability, and consumer convenience benefits of blister packaging for solid oral dosage pharmaceutical products.
Direct UV laser marking of tablets and capsules
This article describes the basic principles of UV laser marking and its applicability to solid oral dosage forms. It focuses on laser-surface interactions with emphasis on the role of titanium dioxide exposed to intensive UV laser pulses in the process of marking.
Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: The go-to dietary supplement dosage form
As the dietary supplement market continues to grow, capsules have become the preferred dosage form. This article explores the factors contributing to capsules’ popularity in the nutraceutical industry.
Show Preview: SupplySide West
SupplySide West—a trade show and conference focused on dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care, and sports nutrition ingredients—takes place November 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Organizers expect more than 16,000 attendees and about 1,300 exhibitors showcasing 10,000 ingredients and other products.
DNA molecular taggants: A hidden key to pharmaceutical patient safety
Counterfeit drug products are a major problem for the pharmaceutical industry. This article discusses how DNA molecular taggants can help combat drug counterfeiting and improve the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Using trending capabilities to troubleshoot continuous feeder performance problems
This article describes how to use a loss-in-weight feeder’s trending capabilities to help determine the cause of feeder performance problems.
Annual Buyer’s Guide
January: Capsule Filling
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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